Monday, November 16, 2009

Kangoo Jumpin' with Kyna!!

Kangoo jumps! Bouncy shoes @getfitwithkyna on Twitpic
You are all probably wondering....what the heck are Kangoo Jumps???
Hmmm....Let me start out by saying...they are a Highly addictive piece of fitness equipment that reduces 80% of the shock in your body, helps in increasing your vertical, brings more oxygen to the body, increases endorphins, increases bone density, works the entire lymphatic system, helps in aiding weightloss...other than that...they don't do a whole lot!
One of my favorite things to do in my Kangoo Jumps is go running in them! Ok well they are also a lot of FUN going clubbing in the Kangoo Jumps! Plus..for some of us that are a little short, they make great platforms with a little extra bounce!

Did I mention, kids LOVE them too?! One of my training clients actually said, "These would be great for my son with ADD!!"

Stay tuned for more fun and Krazy adventures with Kangoo Jumpin With Kyna!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I'm exercising and I'm still not losing weight!

Many of my clients when they first start working with me ask the ever so popular question, I'm exercising and I'm not losing weight....why can't I lose the weight?
The first thing I always ask them is what does your food look like....?
A great deal is uncovered in that question alone...
The biggest thing i'd like to touch on today, is the hidden calories in beverages, from smoothies to alcoholic beverages.
Not only are there hidden calories in alcohol but it also slows down a person's metabolism and makes it more challenging for a person to lose weight.
In addition to that, they are most likely, empty calories! Meaning no nutrients that actually feed your body and help nourish you.
So, the question you may be asking yourself right now...?
So, if I WERE to have a drink, which ones are best? Well, Calorie wise, The drinks with the lowest calories are;

1) Shot of Rum, Vodka, Whiskey 97 calories
2) Light Beer 103 Calories
3) Champagne 105 Calories
4) Red or White wine 124 Calories

Drinks containing 150-180 Calories

1) Cosmopolitan 150 Calories
2) Mojito 150 Calories
3) Regular Beer 153 Calories
4) Martini 175 Calories
5) Gin and Tonic 178 Calories

Off the Charts!!!

1) Pina Colada 462 Calories
2) Frozen Margarita 740 Calories
3) Long Island Ice Tea 780 Calories

All this really is awareness....
They say, we can't manage what we don't measure...!!
To be continued....will also include other beverages with hidden calories in another post coming to soon!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Eating Healthy is Expensive...

Misconceptions about eating healthy....
There are many misconceptions out there that eating healthy is too expensive. Here are some different ways to eat healthy on a limited budget.
1) Start cooking more often at home.
2) Limit eating out or if you do make sure to get a to go box and save half for your next meal.
3) Check out your local Farmers Market for fresh produce at lower costs.
4) Many of the discount grocery stores have healthy food; it's just a matter of looking for it.
5) Instead of going out to dinner with friends, offer to have everyone bring a healthy dish..and have a potluck.
6) Gotta love those samples!!!
7) Get a group of friends together, and buy in bulk...they have local companies that will deliver fresh produce to your door.
8) Find out when the planting season is and start growing a garden for your fruits and veggies.
9) Limit your intake of high calorie/alcoholic beverages. Choose water easy way to save calories and help with weight loss and save money!!
10) HAVE FUN!!!! If you are not having are doing it the wrong way...!!!

Keeping a Food Budget

Keeping a Food Budget

Keeping a Food Budget
I'm sure most of you have checking accounts and hopefully balance them. When you go shopping do you keep a budget??? A food budget is very similar. Give yourself a calorie budget each day. Now, it's up to you how you want to spend those calories that day.You could have 2 huge bagels for the day OR you can spread out your calories with a variety of foods such as big leafy green salads, other vegetables, lean meats for protein such as chichen, turkey, tuna, salmon, baked , grilled, or broiled. Eggs and/or egg whites, nuts such as raw almonds or walnuts are also a good form of protein as well. And of course making sure you are limiting your carbohydrate intake is essential. Keeping a food budget is all about not depriving yourself and making sure you include an occasional treat into your calorie budget. Just be careful not to go into "Cookie Over draft."

Cleaning the Clutter

Cleaning the Clutter

Spring is here and it's a great time to clean the clutter! This is a good way to bring in new clean energy and also help you gain more clarity over your life. Start out by cleaning the pantry; getting rid of all the unhealthy foods that no longer serve your current lifestyle. Really take a personal inventory on which foods nourish you and which ones end up making you feel sluggish?
Take time to go through your closet and start donating items that no longer fit. The clothing has always been a gage for me as to where I am in my fitness program as well as how much food I have been eating...
It's almost like a Bear coming out of hibernation...shedding the layers. Start bringing in your spring clothes, the ones that make you feel vibrant...
If they are a little tighter than they were last year...don't get discouraged... let that be a starting point for you to hit re-start and get yourself feeling great again!!

12 Tips for Eating for More Energy Less Stress

12 Tips for Eating for More Energy Less Stress

As many of you already know, there is an incredible impact on your body on the type of FUEL you put into your body....Some foods will trigger stress in the body and others can actually help manage stress levels.
Think of your body like a car...the only difference is once your body breaks down you can't trade it in like you can with a car. So you want to make sure you are putting all the right fuels into your body to help it run more efficiently and at it's PEAK PERFORMANCE LEVEL. Here are a few tips to help you run on more energy, efficiently, and with less STRESS.

1) Stay hydrated- Ideally drinking approximately 1/2 of your body weight in oz per day will help with weight loss, flushing out toxins,improve your ability to think more clearly among many other benefits!

2)Eat Small Meals-By eating small meals throughout the the day, you are giving your body the opportunity to metabolize the fuel more efficiently. Think of your body like puting honey in a straw...If you put too much honey into the straw the body won't be able to breakdown the food as efficiently and will just store to fat.

3)Eat Leafy Green Salads-Good form of roughage and will give you more energy and help eliminate waste.

4)Choose High Anti-Oxidant Fruits- Fruits that are high in anti-oxidants will again help flush out toxins and give you more energy. Some examples would be many from the berry family...such as goji berries, blue berries, strawberries, and blackberries to name a few.

5)Make sure to start your day with a good breakfast that includes a combination of carbs. protein, and fat.

6)Take your multi vitamins- Many of us are not getting enough nutrients for our bodies just from the food alone we eat. It is imperative that we get the sufficient vitamins and minerals in order for our bodies to run more efficiently.

7)Avoid/ Reduce processed sugars, caffeine, alcohol,soft drinks,high fat foods and heavily processed. These items can act as a false stimulant and also act as a depressant.

8)Log your food-Be aware of what you are putting into your body. Sometimes we don't realize what exactly we are eating until we write it down. As the saying goes, we can't manage what we don't measure.

9)Eating foods that are high in Omega-3's. Salmon and fish oil are a great source of omega 3's which greatly impacts stress levels in the body.

10) Eating foods that are high in Vitamin C - Helps manage cortisol levels better and also helps with the absorbancy of other nutrients to the body.

11)Consuming "Clean Foods"- Foods containing high nutrients and less processed fats.

12)Incorporate protein and complex carbohydrates- The body uses more protein and complex carbohydrates when under stress.

*** Lastly, don't forget to BREATHE.........!!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Getting Fit For 2009!

After completing 2008, I always like to look back and reflect upon what I learned the past year and start making new goals for the up and coming year!

One of my favorite things to do is create a vision board with all that I want to create for the year.
It's great to start the year with a fresh canvas! So typically, I will go through some of my most inspiring magazines and start mapping out a plan for the year.

What is it that they say A VISION with out action is just a mere hallucination!
Another one that always stuck in my head is the funny thing about goal setting....
If you don't know where you are headed....that's OK, ANY Road will get you there!!!'s to mapping out a plan for success in all of your endeavors for 2009!!!